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Curriculum Vitae

Dorothy Boerste
870 Market St., Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-886-5773


Education & Academic Training:

Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA


Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology

Pepperdine University, Malibu, California


Master of Arts
Major: Clinical Psychology


Additional Trainings:

  • (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

  • Clinical Hypnosis, Rapid Trauma Resolutions

  • Assessment & Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Assessment & Treatment of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

  • Thought Field Therapy



Marriage & Family Therapist. CA #35737


Employment Summary:

Private Practice, San Francisco, CA
Licensed Psychotherapist, working with children, adolescents & adults, (individuals, couples, families & groups). Specialized in the assessment and treatment of Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. Clearing negative experiences of mothers with childbirth using EMDR.


Choctaw Professional Resources Enterprise, Bamberg, Germany New Parent Support Program, Home Visitor – Provide parenting education for military families at risk for child abuse and/or family violence.


Mental Health Network Government Services, Bitburg, Germany Military Family Life Consultant. Worked with children of the US military at a camp for children with special needs.


Private Practice, San Francisco, California, USA
Licensed Psychotherapist/Counselor – Contract counselor with San Francisco Mental Health Program & Victims of Violent Crimes Program, worked with children, adolescents & adults, (individuals, couples, families & groups). Specialized in the assessment and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


S.A.G.E. Project (Standing Against Global Exploitation), San Francisco, California
Clinical Director – Headed all direct services to clients supervised/trained clinical staff. Developed and implemented Trauma Treatment Programs.


Internships: Los Angeles & San Francisco, California
Psychotherapist/Counselor Intern for non-profit agencies & private practice specialized in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Child Protective Services, Staten Island, New York
Case Worker – investigated allegations of child abuse & neglect, crisis intervention and provided court testimony.


Writer/Re-writer/Editor, Geneva, Switzerland


Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, Switzerland & Saudi Arabia


Volunteer Work:

Center for the Healing of Child Abuse, San Francisco, California
Clinical Consultant – Trained and supported facilitators of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) Groups.


Presenter/Trainer V-Day, Seminar/Workshop, (I’m Done Raping You, So Why Are You Still Crying?), Barcelona, Geneva, Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai & Beijing


Additional Qualifications:

Teaching & Program Development:
- Developed and implemented Trauma Treatment Programs and ASCA Groups (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.)
- Trained clinicians and peer counselors to facilitate above groups and programs.
- Presented at national and international psychological conferences/workshops on the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma Recovery from Childhood Abuse.


Administrative Experience:
Policy & program development, staffing, compliance, interdisciplinary and interdepartmental communications, and supervision of a staff of twelve (program directors, peer counselors, clinicians, and counselor interns for licensure hours.)


English & French


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Contact details

On-line service only

San Francisco, CA 


I have morning, day and evening hours available -- Tuesday through Saturday.

Fees vary from therapist to therapist. My standard fee is $180 - $220 per counseling hour. I also can work on a sliding scale on off-peak hours. I offer a free 30 minute consultation by phone or in-person. 

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